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From: Mark Claytor
Sent: 2 November 2010
Subject:
The opening of a shaft at Shipley Colliey circa 1929

Hi, You may be interested in this image of my father Robert Claytor in the bucket with his father William Claytor (Colliery Manager), Mother Jessica Claytor and Brother (top left) at the opening of a shaft at Shipley Colliey circa 1929.

Regards Mark Claytor


Robert Claytor in the bucket with his father William Claytor (Colliery Manager),
Mother Jessica Claytor and Brother (top left)


The picture is probably of the Mickley Shaft at Coppice Colliery, as was. The shaft was completed in the late 1920s. My father, Ray Wyles, was a blacksmith and shaftman at Coppice so would have been used to riding the shaft on top of the cage during shaft examinations.

Regards Phil Wyles